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Far from the Madding Crowd
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as in: appropriated the Define
give, assign, or seize a resource -- usually for a particular use
  • A close examination of the ground hereabout, even by the wan starlight only, revealed how a portion of what would have been casually called a wild slope had been appropriated by Farmer Oak for his great purpose this winter.
  • The central space, together with the recess at one end, was emptied of all incumbrances, and this area, covering about two-thirds of the whole, was appropriated for the gathering, the remaining end, which was piled to the ceiling with oats, being screened off with sail-cloth.

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  • The money has been appropriated, but it hasn’t been spent yet.
  • The invading army appropriated the home to use as a local headquarters.

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  • In the centre was a small oval enclosure; this was left blank, that the sender might insert tender words more appropriate to the special occasion than any generalities by a printer could possibly be.

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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
as in: appropriated the Define
give, assign, or seize a resource -- usually for a particular use
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